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Applying master pages: How to tell which masterpage belongs to which spread

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Hi,

I've noticed that you can use long names for your master pages, very nice! But how can you tell which master page belongs to which spread? In PP there is a button to reveal that information. Maybe, in Publisher, this button is still missing.

It's akward if you have a long book and don't see which master pages belong to which spread.

Thanks.

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With the sites selected, look in the Layers panel at the bottom layer. That's the Master Page for the spread, if any.


-- Walt

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Okay, thanks, Walt! The layer panel shows the name of the master page. That's not very comfortable and not enough to identify the masters quickly. Typesetting a book one needs immediate control over those different master pages. So, this function is needed, I guess.

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Someone in another thread mentioned hovering the mouse over a page in the Page panel will also reveal the applied Master, if that helps.


-- Walt

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Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.476 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.476 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.475 Beta

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I'm having a lot of trouble with master layers and pages. If I change the setup of the master layer I can't always rely on these automatically transferring to the pages. Often the right click on the pages has the "clear masters" option greyed out. and the pages seem to have old settings of the masters also included. I feel that I need to have a little more tuition in master page handling. 

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I'd like to add that I find it unusual and rather inconvenient to find , that unlike PP which automatically adjusts to the "insert text cursor" when in a text box you have to change to the text tool before you can insert a page number. I don't feel this is an improvement.

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I can confirm that hovering with the mouse over the thumbnail in the "Pages" area will show the applied master page, you can change it by left-clicking the page thumbnail and following the pop-up menu. So far, so good. But I need to see the master page applied to the page at once, it makes work much easier. Also I see another problem: applying a master page, the related page shows alle elements I applied to the master page but doesn´t take the margins I gave to the master. They always stay the same. I see it on Mac as well as on Windows. Something missed to do or a bug?

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It would make formatting my book much easier if I could see which page has which master page allocated to it at a glance, rather than having to hover over it - like in PagePlus or InDesign.


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